I ♥ Copenhagen
Trip Start Feb 05, 2010
44Trip End Mar 22, 2010
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My flight from Rio to Copenhagen via Madrid took almost 14 hours. The only saving grace was flying Business class. I was guaranteed bountiful excellent food and the most comfortable seats, which fold completely flat so one can sleep.
When I landed in Copenhagen, the clock started ticking. During my connection in Santiago on the way to Easter Island, I lost my winter jacket. Because it was a great 90+ degrees for the whole week, I never noticed that my jacket was missing until I left for Rio
Anyway, by the time I checked-in my hotel, it was quite late, 7:30 PM, so all the stores were closed. So I did what any New Yorker would do: walk around the downtown. Copenhagen is quite small so it only took me an hour or so to walk most of the touristy parts of the downtown area.
OBTW, did I mention that its cold here? Its -2 C. Ouch. I guess my luck dodging the snow in NYC ran out in Copenhagen. I will actually see snow on this trip.
This morning, I had to visit the US Embassy. My passport is running out of space for visa stamps. The Border guys in South America went nuts on my passport. Instead of stamping within the nice spaces in my passport clearly delineated by boxes, they kept stamping over the marked lines, thus vastly reducing the available spaces for other Border officials
The guards at the US Embassy are tough little bastards with little patience for bullsh*t. I misunderstood some directions and the guard got quite curt with me. I have never seen "guards" this twitchy since I sat in the US Supreme Court room during session. DO NOT MESS WITH EMBASSY GUARDS.
Later on, I did the standard Lonely Planet "Art Walk." I hit the Dansk Design Center, the Kunstindustrimuseet - an industrial design museum, and some shops. I noticed that one of the shops had t-shirts with the slogan "I ♥ Copenhagen." I have to kinda agree. Its a nice little place.